Holbox, a surprising island in Quintana Roo

Holbox is a corner in Quintana Roo, which offers the best experience to enjoy this region of the Caribbean Sea, have a rest on these beautiful beaches and practice water activities, in addition to a gastronomy of Gods.

Holbox, “dark colored lagoon”

This paradise of almost 40 kilometers long by a couple of width, owes its name to a dark-colored lagoon, located in the south of the island, Holbox, which means “black hole”, is located just ten minutes from the Yucatan peninsula. and three and a half hours from Cancun, making several stops in some towns and reaching Chiquilá where you can take a ferry.

You can take a full break

Most of the hotels and places to stay in Holbox are synonymous with tranquility and rest, with touches of nature it offers its visitors beautiful horizons thanks to the white sand of its beaches and the imposing blue of the seas.

We recommend you leave the technology behind a bit, since Holbox is so fascinating that it invites us to enjoy the experience of this paradisiac island in its entirety.

The means of transport on the island is thanks to golf carts, bicycle or you can also enjoy the landscape and folklore to meet other tourists while you walk.

Holbox is a very particular town

The population of Holbox inhabitants does not exceed 1,500 people among natives, Mexicans from other states and some foreigners who love this island so much that after their first visit they decided to become residents, founding hotels, restaurants and bars, giving an interesting mix to the place. .

Outside the town you will find virgin beaches, mangroves and dozens of species that inhabit these spaces.

Gastronomy for all tastes

Despite being a small island, Holbox has a great gastronomic variety, from dishes based on lobster and various seafood to typical Cuban food, if you read correctly, Cuban food! You will find restaurants that can offer you the famous habanera picadillo , with Cuban beans and accompany it with a delicious mojito.

Holbox Island welcomes a peculiar visitor

Thanks to the warmth of its waters, Holbox welcomes whale shark In a season from mid-May to the end of September, this peculiar 18-meter-long species amazes all those who live the experience of swimming with this beautiful and enormous animal.

Aquaworld you offer different but fascinating tours to meet this species that visits the coasts of the Caribbean Sea every year, do not miss the opportunity and live the experience.

More activities you can do in Holbox

In addition to swimming with the whale shark, you can also do activities such as the Tres Islas excursion, on this tour you will visit the Yalahau water hole famous for its medicinal waters and known as the “fountain of youth” .


On Pasión Island and Bird Island you will have the opportunity to admire the landscapes and learn about the great diversity of birds, since the latter has really beautiful species that are appreciated in few places in Mexico.


If you are a fan of the sport fishing,Holbox It is the ideal place to carry out this practice, since its vast variety of fish increases in the months of June, July and August.